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SELECTION

OF

HYMNS,

FROM THE BEST AUTHORS,

INCLUDING

A NUMBER OF ORIGINALS

By WILLIAM WILLIAMS,

Minister of the Gospel, Grafton Street, Soho Square, Loiulnn-

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LONDON:

PRINTED FOE THE AUTHOR,

BY J. DAVY, QUEEN STREET, SEVEN DIALS,
»And Sold at the Vestry of Grafton Street Chapel;

ALSO BV

W. BUTTON, PATERNOSTER ROW, and
It J. HICHAM, 6, CHTSWELIi STREET, FINSBURY SQUARE.

ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL.

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PREFACE.

My dear Brethren, among whom I labour.

This Selection was undertaken at your request, and for the purpose of comprising in a small compass, in one^volume, the Hymns which are considered most Evangelical in the various Collections already published; and I doubt not they will be esteemed by you, and those congregations where the lost condition of sinners is declared; the Lord Jesus Christ exhibited as " mighty to save;" and a particular regard maintained by ministers and people to the doctrines, ordinances, and laws of Christ.

To please all is impossible, while men's ideas of propriety and utility are so various; to attempt it therefore would be a fruitless toil, the offspring of folly, and the parent of disappointment. Suffice it to say, that in the present undertaking I have proposed the greatest and most general good to those among whom 1 am called to minister; and with dependence upon the Head of all gifts and graces—the adorable Person whose glory in the salvation

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